Final Date for Applications: Postmarked or sent via email by Friday, January 7, 2022 (including letters of recommendation). No extensions/No exceptions!
Download the two parts of the application below OR fill out the entire application and submit online (via this page).
Have questions? Please email or call Karen Bruggenthies at 303.550.1863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must submit:
1. Completed application form parts I and II, including additional details and requested attachments.
2. Proof of age – copy of driver’s license, birth certificate or passport. The age limit is: age 23 – 32 as of February 1, 2022; no age waivers are granted.
3. One 8 ½ x 11 photocopy of a black and white headshot with your name and address on the back if submitted by mail – or – may be sent digitally with application (preferred).
4. Two signed and dated letters of recommendation from a vocal coach or teacher, written within the last year or equivalent type of recommendation. If you were a candidate in either of the past two years you need not send new letters of recommendation.
5. A $54 non-refundable application fee, check or money order made out to DLOG; checks that do not clear will result in the applicant’s disqualification.
6. A copy of your student ID if you are currently enrolled in an accredited Colorado college or university.
Proof of Colorado residency if you are a permanent Colorado resident attending an accredited college or university outside of the state of Colorado or if you reside in the state of Colorado but are not currently attending a Colorado college or university. If you fall into either of these categories you must have established Colorado residency as of July 31, 2021 to be eligible for the Competition. A Colorado driver’s license, automobile registration, voter registration, or other appropriate documentation may be submitted as proof of residency.
7. Non-citizens of the USA must show proof of one-year residency or proof of enrollment in a Colorado college or university. If you are a student, please include a copy of your student ID.
8. Proof of COVID vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of each event in which you are participating will be required.
Please submit all of these additional documents by email or mail.
Denver Lyric Opera Guild c/o Karen Bruggenthies
4692 S. Field Street
Denver, CO 80123
We reserve the right to limit participation to 30 candidates should Covid protocols dictate.
- Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered.
- Any misrepresentation on the application will be cause for disqualification without benefit of appeal.
- Applicants who are accepted or rejected for the competition will be notified by February 1, 2022. If you are rejected, your application fee will be refunded.
- Former first-place winners or three-time winners of one of the top 10 DLOG awards may not apply.
- Applicants must have a musical background, voice training and the ability to sing correctly in at least three languages.
- The Competition Committee reserves the right to limit the number of candidates by screening applicants based upon information supplied in the application. Applicants will be judged on their recommendations, their education, the roles they have learned and the arias they have selected. All decisions are at the sole discretion of the Competition Committee and are final.
JUDGES: We will engage three judges for each round of the Competition.
MASTER CLASS: A Master Class conducted by Boulder native and internationally renowned soprano Mardi Byers will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, February 19, 2022 starting at 9:00 a.m.